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  1. Molly says:

    I’m so scared my boy has reflux and he is so unsettled all the time when feeding he will choke/cough his milk up and he also arches his back all the time. Night time is the worst I finally get him to sleep then he will cough then choke and cry and pukes up clear yellowish fluid . I quickly hear him and jump up and grab him but I’m scared hes going to do it and choke and stop breathing on his own sick. Please help.

    • Neosha says:

      @Molly – Thank you for reading and sharing with us. Spitting up and reflux in babies can be quite terrifying, we know. Reflux often rears its head at meal times and when your baby is lying down causing those muscles in his throat and digestive system to relax. If you suspect your little guy has reflux and it’s interfering with his feeding and sleep, you should consider reaching out to his healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment. Both of you hang in there, Molly!

  2. Debbye says:

    @ Marilyn- Thank yo so much for sharing your story! It is unfortunate that caring for our babies should lead to any guilt or confusion, and I am so happy that you guys are on the right track now! I hope things continue to improve!!!

    @ Darcy- Thank you for writing! You can feed smaller more frequent meals and avoiding citrus fruits is a good plan, as they are hard for young babies to handle. Follow your Doctor’s recommendations and follow up if you have any concerns. You may be able to find some more helpful information here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_gastroesophageal-reflux-gerd_10900.bc
    Good luck!

    • Molly says:

      My boy is 4 months old

  3. Darcy says:

    Thanks for the article! My baby shows signs of acid reflux but when I went to my doctor he told that it would go away soon. Can I support this by avoiding some kinds of food like citrus fruits?

  4. Marilyn says:

    *Sigh* Thanks SO much for this article. I was starting to feel pressure to get my daughter on a schedule and sleep through the night, etc. but she hasn’t been able to yet. We also had a very rough start. She was 2 months old when it started to get bad. It took a while to diagnose her (silent reflux :() and now, at six months, she’s on meds (and I’m dairy and peanut free) and we’ve had a couple weeks of her doing much better.

    My pediatrician scolded me for not having her on a eat play sleep schedule and said it should get her sleeping through the night. But whenever she tried to have “full” feedings and have that routine her reflux would get worse. Now she refuses to eat a lot at one time. She knows it makes her feel bad! Your article helped confirmed the things I was feeling and seeing in what worked for her and helped take the Dr. guilt trip off my shoulders. It’s so nice to know that I’m not alone in this because dealing with reflux in an infant can be so confusing and exhausting.

    P.S. Thanks to all who make this website possible. I found it when my first was a few months old. He was the perfectly on schedule one (eat play sleep) 😉 thanks to your help. 🙂 He’s now almost 3 and still a great sleeper!

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